Kruber already has the most bloated pool of melee options in the game. It’s time for ranged love.
One idea that just came to mind (and I’ve given all of 10 seconds of thought) is a pistol and saber combo that acts as a mostly ranged weapon but has a saber swipe on weapon special. Basically the inverse of Saltzpyre’s rapier and pistol.
I’d like a ranged with shield.
Not even kidding.
How about a hand crossbow, like existing ones with shorter effective range, with a shield, offering a very slight zoom and forward block on rmb, with a narrow angle shield bash on special attack?
Or, I suppose, a bash instead of a shot on ‘push-stab’ if there’s an enemy in melee range.
I would like a new ranged toy to play with but his current arsenal covers the ranged spectrum pretty well. They’re all balanced reasonably well against each other too, new introductions could disrupt that.
Not saying I don’t want a Grenade Launching Blunderbuss
Still ideally something usable by all 3 careers.
As much as I deeply want Kruber (at the very least GK) to get a flail and shield as a weapon option, imo he needs at least two or three new ranged options first.
GL blunderbuss could work if it’s more aoe/anti-unarmoured elites and softening targets up focused than trollhammer which is focused on armoured elites and boss stagger, but I’d like to see some more general-purpose ranged weapons added to Kruber’s arsenal. As good as choices are, having a mere three (four for Huntsman) has gotten stale.
Anything that triggers A Quiet Drink voicelines in the standard game is an automatic yes from me dawg.
All that talk about Grenade Launchers, Crossbows, and Pistols.
I would be pleased about anything thats not a copy with a Kruber sticker on it. Preferably a ranged weapon. If it has to be another melee weapon, not one that cant be used by everyone. Kruber already has too many restricted weapons.